Jan 14, 2013 3:00am PST
in los angeles. >> hey, bill. good morning, everyone. vice president joe biden is meeting with the house today getting ready to, to put together that list of recommendations to curb gun violence. there is one point where both sides agree, punishing people who lie on their background checks. until 2010, nearly 80,000 people were denied guns for lying or giving inaccurate information about their criminal history. but, only 44 of those people were actually charged with a crime. this is one of the issues joe biden's task force is looking at and we can last timing expect his plan to include a stronger focus on background checks. those recommendations to the president could come as early as tomorrow. the group is also looking at mental health treatment, violence in video games and movies and a potential ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazine clips. the nra is, of course showing strong obviouspposition to. this yesterday ocnn's face the nation, group president david keen said an assault weapons ban will not make its way through congress.
Jan 18, 2013 6:00am PST
. joe biden yesterday. >> we speak for those we lost. if we speak for our children and our families, if we have the courage to do what is the right thing to do then -- then we'll have the most powerful voice, and we, you, the citizens will change the nation. >> stephanie: [ inaudible ] hi. go ahead. >> caller: 5% of the gun violence in this country are committed by people who have mental health issues, but it seems like we're taking 95% of the blame. my greatest fear is separating privacy right from mental health, forcing doctors to report. you are then taken in front of a doctor hired by the state, diagnosed as being mentally ill, and then put in an institution. you may not have ever committed a crime, and the doctor just might feel like you could be violent. >> stephanie: right. the argument i have heard is people aren't going to get help because they are afraid of certain things. i get what you are saying too, as we say over and over the vast majority of mentally ill people won't do this but this could have been flagged. it could have prevented some of th
Jan 15, 2013 7:00am PST
president obama is reviewing the recommendations from vice president joe biden and his task force on curbing gun violence. the president has signaled he is ready for a fight on that issue and much more. chuck todd is nbc's white house correspondent and political director. hi, chuck. >> reporter: good morning. this morning the president will unveil his gun proposals he would like to see passed. the realities of the tough politics of getting it through congress continue to hang in the air with even the president himself expressing some frustration that he realizes he won't get everything he wants. >> if there's a step we can take that will save even one child from what happened in newtown, we should take that step. >> reporter: one month after the newtown school shooting, president obama is set to unveil new gun policy proposals this week based on the work of vice president joe biden's task force. at a news conference monday, the president offered a preview. >> we have to have stronger background checks that we can do a much better job in terms of keeping these magazine clips with high capacit